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by Firefox
Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: CAN Interface
Replies: 103
Views: 103618

Re: CAN Interface

<r>mccleanp said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Another alternative (for the less hardware inclined) would be to use a USB CAN interface such as <URL url="http://www.peak-system.com/Pro.....wUid%5D=16">http://www.peak-system.com/Pro.....wUid%5D=16</URL>.<br/> <br/> More expensive probably, but it comes with a G...
by Firefox
Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: 64-bit ARM architecture: ARMv8
Replies: 4
Views: 4536

Re: 64-bit ARM architecture: ARMv8

<r>You can download some slides with a reasonable amount of technical detail from ARM:<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.arm.com/files/downl.....ecture.pdf">http://www.arm.com/files/downl.....ecture.pdf</URL><br/> <br/> So far it looks quite promising. I'm really glad that they've bumped the number of...
by Firefox
Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sealed casing
Replies: 19
Views: 3672

Re: Sealed casing

<t>Even if they don\'t hack the hardware, I think it\'d be a very valuable part of the educational experience for kids to get used to handling the bare board (providing the ESD protection is up to it, which it sounds like it is) just so that they don\'t build up the idea that computers contain forbi...
by Firefox
Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: newsnight link
Replies: 9
Views: 1821

Re: newsnight link

Good stuff!

Nice to see Scratch running on the Raspberry Pi in that video, by the way. :)
by Firefox
Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi Becoming more Influential over the OS World...
Replies: 14
Views: 2704

Re: RPi Becoming more Influential over the OS World...

Haiku has had an ARM port in the works for quite a while now... I\'d love to see it running on the Pi, it seems like such a perfect fit.
by Firefox
Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: UK Government: Children to be taught programming
Replies: 93
Views: 13753

Re: UK Government: Children to be taught programming

<t>That's good news... However, I'd echo the sentiments expressed in the last few paragraphs that Liz quoted - children should start learning to program when they're nine or ten so that the basic concepts become second nature to them. GCSE and A-level age is probably not the best time to try to intr...
by Firefox
Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Other operating systems?
Replies: 13
Views: 3349

Re: Other operating systems?

Haiku (a BeOS-like operating system) would be a really nice fit for the Raspberry Pi.
http://www.haiku-os.org/
by Firefox
Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: If you could order now..
Replies: 151
Views: 26209

Re: If you could order now..

Probaby two B's (or perhaps an A and a B for comparison) to play with initially, then more of whichever type seems suitable for a given project once I've got the measure of the system.

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